Guidance Counselors Introduced To Bryan College

Monday, February 04, 2013
Admissions Counselor Kara Zimmerman, left, speaks with guests following the luncheon for high school guidance counselors.
Admissions Counselor Kara Zimmerman, left, speaks with guests following the luncheon for high school guidance counselors.

A dozen guidance counselors from area public and private high schools got a close look at Bryan College Friday as the admissions office began a series of introductory luncheons. 

Campus Visit Coordinator Janine McCurdy, who organized the program, said counselors from Rhea and surrounding counties were introduced to some of the Bryan College distinctives, academic programs, scholarship opportunities, and dual enrollment programs for high school students. Following the lunch, they were escorted on a campus tour by a student ambassador.

“Many of the counselors have heard about Bryan, but we wanted them to be familiar with what we have to offer their students,” Ms. McCurdy said. “A lot of them didn’t know about our dual enrollment program and that the cost is slightly less” than what is charged by an area community college. 

Admissions Director Aaron Porter and Michael Sapienza, vice president for enrollment management, gave an overview of the college and emphasized the focus of the college to be faithful to its motto, Christ Above All, and to its mission statement, “educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.”

Ms. McCurdy said available scholarship programs helped the counselors understand that a Bryan education is not out of reach of their students. “We hope they may steer students who would be a good fit to Bryan,” she said. 

She said the admissions office staff is planning more luncheons to give area counselors a similar introduction to the college.


New Communications Arts Building Nearing Completion At Lee University

Main Street Cleveland members got a preview tour of Lee University's nearly-finished Communications Arts Building Monday. "We wanted it to look great all the way around," Dr. Jerome Hammond, vice president for university relations, told those touring the 41,000 square foot building. The structure will be a prominent part of downtown. One foyer opens onto the Ocoee St. and Central ... (click for more)

UTC College Of Business Hosts Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

For the third consecutive year, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is offering free training and mentoring in entrepreneurship and small business management to our nation’s disabled and service distinguished veterans.   Participants in this year’s VEP are attending an eight-day boot camp at UTC through Saturday, July ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Cell Phones And Roundabouts

I read the article written by Chris Morgan about the use of cell phones in vehicles and the Chattanooga Roundabouts. Cell phone use in vehicles especially in crisis intersection situations is extremely dangerous. I also agree with his assessment about the roundabouts. One problem I see with roundabouts is that on the two-lane roundabouts where they are coming in from ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s “Division IV”

Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner are two very smart guys. Not long ago the two sports researchers at Ohio State authored a story that appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that focused on the most successful college football teams in the country and, earlier this week, a writer named Ben Cohen broke it down in understandable terms for a fascinating Wall Street ... (click for more)